UWindsor Head Start - July 8th to August 12th, 2022
 

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You & your family are invited to

Head Start
Orientation

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In-Person or Virtual orientation for new students embarking on their post-secondary experience @ UWindsor

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Join us for

Head Start Orientation


Head Start summer orientation program is designed for new students who are embarking on their post-secondary experience here at the University of Windsor. Learn about some of the major differences between high school and university, discover ways to get involved on campus, connect with academic advisors, learn about life as a Lancer, and much more. In-person or from the comfort of your own home.

There’s a Head Start Date for you!


Our in-person orientation sessions are your best option for really getting a sense of the campus and asking questions. For anyone that can't make it to in-person orientation we have a virtual/online session below:

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Why you should attend


  • Faculty presentations
  • Sessions for you and your parents, guardians or supporters to learn about life at UWindsor
  • A campus resources fair to ensure you haven’t missed anything
  • Learn about some of the major differences between high school and university
  • Discover ways to get involved on campus
  • Connect with academic advisors
  • Participating in one of our virtual Head Starts enters you into multiple tuition draws
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Parking Permits for Fall Semester


Need a parking permit for September? Visit the link below to learn more.

Parking Permit FAQ

Attend Head Start Orientation to Win

Free Tuition!


We are giving away one tuition prize of $500 at each Head Start day during the lunch hour and one $1500 tuition prize at the end of all the Head Start days on Instagram.

Rules & Regulations

Head Start Dates & Schedules


This year we’re having 5 in-person orientation sessions and 1 virtual orientation session for those that came make it in-person. Feel free to attend the sessions that are most relevant to you. Below you can check out the dates and scheduling for each session.

In-person

Science & Education Day


Friday, July 8th, 2022
Starts at the Toldo Education Building @ 9am

View the Science & Education Day Schedule

In-person

FAHSS & Education Day


Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Starts at the Toldo Education Building @ 9am

View the FAHSS & Education Day Schedule

In-person

Nursing, Human Kinetics & Business Day


Friday, July 15th, 2022
Starts at the Toldo Education Building @ 9am

View the Nursing, Human Kinetics & Business Day Schedule

In-person

Engineering Day


Saturday, July 15th, 2022
Starts at the Toldo Education Building @ 9am

View the Engineering Day Schedule

In-person

General and Mature, Transfer Part-time Day


Saturday, August 6th, 2022
Starts at the Toldo Education Building @ 9am

View the General and Mature, Transfer Part-time Day Schedule

Virtual / Online

General Day


Friday, August 12th, 2022
Join at vfairs.uwindsor.ca @ 9am

View the Online General Day Schedule

Campus Services Booths


Our Information Fair is open throughout the events. You can drop in on any of our booths at anytime to ask questions and gather relevant materials.

  • OPUS (Organization of Part time University Students)
  • UWSA (UWindsor Student Alliance)
  • Welcome Week
  • Lead Program
  • Aboriginal Education Centre
  • Campus Police
  • Sexual Misconduct Office
  • Residence Services
  • Outstanding Scholars
  • Wellness Office
  • Food Services
  • Campus Bookstore
  • Campus Services
  • Student Accessibility
  • Parking Services
  • Athletics & Recreation
  • Health Services
  • Student Counselling
  • Blackboard
  • Leddy Library
  • Virtual Campus Tour
  • Registrar's Office
  • Financial Management
  • UWin Card Office
  • International Student Centre
  • Graduate Studies
  • Student Society
  • Academic Advising (August Date Only)

Frequently Asked Questions


In-Person/On-Campus FAQS


As per the March 31 announcement, the University of Windsor COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is currently suspended.

Based on the recommendation of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) and in alignment with numerous post-secondary institutions across the province, the University of Windsor’s Mandatory Mask Policy will remain in effect until further notice.

Masks remain required in all indoor settings and are strongly recommended outdoors where maintaining a distance of at least 2 metres is difficult.

Based on the local public health unit's recommendation, and in the spirit of keeping our campus and community safe, the University of Windsor reminds the UWindsor community and visitors of your individual responsibility to comply with the on-campus mask requirement to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and infection.

More information regarding our COVID-19 policy can be found here.

To further support the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students, the University of Windsor requires all employees, students, visitors and contractors to wear a mask or face covering when entering all campus buildings and in common spaces where physical distancing may be difficult (entrances, exits, hallways, stairwells, lounges, washrooms and elevators). You can read the mandatory mask policy here.

More information regarding our COVID-19 policy can be found here.

If you are planning to visit us in person for Head Start, you are permitted to bring up to four additional guests to the Head Start date that you have registered for. Guests will also need to register via our in-person event registration form.

If you are planning to visit us virtually for Head Start, guests can register under the virtual head start day registration form. Registrants can bring multiple guests for our virtual head start date. In order for your guest to attend, guests should register under the “guest” option via our online registration platform to secure their spot for our virtual head start date. Guests will receive their own unique login the day of the event in order to access our virtual platform.

Virtual/Online FAQS


For virtual Head Start, there is no need to download and install any software. You can access the virtual platform via any browser and sign-in to the platform with the email and password that will be sent to you once your registration is completed.

For our programming, it is not mandatory to have your web cams on or utilize one during our event. However, if you would like to video chat with a member of staff or a campus partner, you will need a webcam. You can also use text or voice chat if it’s more convenient.

Registrants can simply log-in with their email and password that will be sent to them once their registration is completed.

Inside our virtual platform, we will have an information desk and a technical help desk in our virtual lobby in which you can contact in order to answer any inquiries you may have.

Our virtual platform allows anyone who has access to the platform the ability to save different virtual brochures, pamphlets and other documents via the virtual briefcase. Anything saved in the virtual briefcase will be emailed to you directly.

Yes! You can share the link to all your friends to sign up.

For your convenience, recordings of all presentations as well as all the resources in the exhibit booths will be available for a month after the event. You can still log in and view the materials and ask your questions by chat or email.

For our virtual head start date, any browser should work as long as it’s updated.